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Autonews.ru named the best automobile website 2005
Moscow, January 27, 2006 - On January 25, 2006, the Autonews.ru website, owned by OAO RBC Information Systems (RTS, MICEX: RBCI), won in the Best Automobile Website category of The Best Car Journalist award for 2005, living far behind other nominees.
The Best Car Journalist of the Year contest was established by the Creative-Management-Consulting agency with the support of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Industrial Production and Energy Ministry and the ASM-Holding.
Over the past seven years, the award has revealed what car manufacturers, experts, drivers and journalists prefer to see in the automobile mass media.
The award's steering committee had been collecting journalists' applications to participate in the contest for six months. About 2,000 questionnaires with categories specified had been sent to the offices of automobile companies, auto dealers, service centers and regional mass media editorial departments. Based on the results of polls held among car enthusiasts in various Russian regions, a popularity rating of journalists and mass media sources was compiled in the form of tables. Winners in 24 categories were chosen according to the survey results and, in some categories, by the expert council.